1st Quarter

Hymn Come Thou Fount

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace Streams of mercy, never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise Teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it Mount of Thy redeeming love

Here I raise my Ebenezer Hither by Thy help I've come And I hope, by Thy good pleasure Safely to arrive at home Jesus sought me when a stranger Wandering from the fold of God He, to rescue me from danger Interposed His precious blood

Oh, to grace how great a debtor Daily I'm constrained to be Let thy goodness like a fetter Bind my wandering heart to Thee Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it Prone to leave the God I love Here's my heart, oh, take and seal it Seal it for Thy courts above

Bible: Psalm 42

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”

These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

My soul is cast down within me; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. By day the LORD commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

I say to God, my rock: “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” As with a deadly wound in my bones, my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

Bible Sound off

Who made you? God.

What else did God make? God made all things.

Why did God make all things? For his own glory.

Why do things work as they do? God has so decreed it.

How do we learn about God? God reveals Himself.

What is God? God is the first and best of all beings.

Where is God? God is everywhere.

How long has God existed? He has always been.

How does God relate to creation? God is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe.

What is God like? God is a spirit, is eternal, and is a personal Being. He is perfect in holiness and is all-powerful and all-knowing.

2nd Quarter

Hymn: O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in thee; I give thee back the life I owe, That in thine ocean depths its flow May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee; My heart restores its borrowed ray, That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee; I trace the rainbow through the rain, And feel the promise is not vain, That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to fly from thee; I lay in dust life’s glory dead, And from the ground there blossoms red Life that shall endless be.

Bible: Isaiah 55 (select passages)

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Bible Sound Off

Is there more than one true God? No. There is only one true God.

In how many persons does this one God exist? In three persons.

Name these three persons. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

How can you glorify God? By loving him and doing what he commands.

Why are you to glorify God? Because he made me and takes care of me.

What is sin? Disobedience to God’s law.

How did sin enter the world? Adam and Eve disobeyed God.

Do any perfectly keep the law of God? “There is none righteous; no, not one.”

What is the penalty of sin? Death of the body and of the soul.

3rd Quarter

Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name!

All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name! Let angels prostrate fall; Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all! Bring forth the royal diadem, And crown Him Lord of all!

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race, Ye ransomed from the fall, Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all! Hail Him Who saves you by His grace, And crown Him Lord of all!

Let every kindred, every tribe, On this terrestrial ball, To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all! To Him all majesty ascribe, And crown Him Lord of all!

Oh, that with yonder sacred throng We at His feet may fall! We’ll join the everlasting song, And crown Him Lord of all! We’ll join the everlasting song, And crown Him Lord of all!

Bible: The “I Am” Statements of John

John 6:35 I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

John 8:12 I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

John 11:25–26 I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?

John 14:6 I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 15:1–2 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

Bible Sound Off

Who is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God.

How good a life did Jesus live? Jesus obeyed all of God’s commandments and followed God’s will for His life perfectly.

What kind of death did Jesus die? The painful and shameful death of the cross.

What happened after Jesus died? He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples.

What happened after Jesus’ resurrection? Jesus went back to heaven and is now exalted to the place of honor and power.

How did Jesus redeem His people? Jesus kept the whole law for His people and suffered the punishment their sins deserved.

What did Jesus accomplish for His people? Jesus conquered sin and death.

What does it mean to have faith in Christ? True faith is to trust in Christ alone for salvation.

How do we recognize true faith? True faith yields good works.

How may we be saved from sin and death? Only through Jesus Christ!

4th Quarter

Hymn: Be Still My Soul

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake To guide the future, as He has the past. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; All now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on When we shall be forever with the Lord. When disappointment, grief and fear are gone, Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored. Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past All safe and blessèd we shall meet at last.

Bible: Ephesians 2:1–10

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Bible Sound Off

What does it mean that God is immutable? God cannot and will not change.

What does it mean that God is transcendent? God exists outside of space and time.

What does it mean that God is incomprehensible? God cannot be fully known.

What does it mean that God is infinite? There is no beginning or end to God and nothing can contain Him.

What does it mean that God is omnipotent? There is no limit to God’s power.

What does it mean that God is omnipresent?
God is present everywhere.

What does it mean that God is omniscient? God knows all things.

What does it mean that God is sovereign? God governs all things.

What does it mean that God is holy? God is set apart from all other beings. He is perfect and pure.

What does it mean that God is just? God acts in perfect conformity to his own character.

What do we mean when we say God is a Trinity? God expresses Himself in three Persons— Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.